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B.T. Johnson

B.T. Johnson
Full Name: B. T. "Nub" Johnson
Birth date: December 8, 1905
Death date: February 26, 1977

Terms of Service

  • House, 46th Legislature
    1/10/1939 - 1/14/1941
    Democrat
  • House, 45th Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 1/10/1939
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

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  • B.T. "Nub" Johnson, birth date 12/8/1905 in Azle, death date 2/26/1977 in Fort Worth, son of Benjamin Tolbert Johnson, Sr., and Lula B. Winters. Birth certificate, death certificate, and stories about B.T. Johnson ("BT was elected to the Texas Legislature for one or two terms"), military service, and BT's Name: "His initials did not stand for anything. His nickname was 'Nub' . . . When BT was drafted into the Army in 1942, the army insisted that his name could not be just BT . . . He chose his father's name Benjamin Tolbert, but that was not really his name and the family never intended him to be a 'Junior.'" Ancestry.com .
  • Mentioned in "U.T. Student's Eligibility for Post Questioned," 8/1/1940, p. 2. Former Rep. Joe Youngblood, "who ran third to Love and Rep. B.T. (Nub) Johnson in the race," challenged Jack Love's eligibility for the Legislature. Austin American .
  • Census of 1940 - B. Tol. Johnson, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 34, born circa 1906 in Texas, single, attorney/private practice. Father B. Tol Johnson, born circa 1875 in Alabama, and mother Lula. FamilySearch . B. Tol Johnson (father) B. Tol Johnson (son)
  • B T Jr Johnson, enlistment date 4/3/1942, Dallas, Texas, birth year 1905, civilian occupation: lawyers and judges. FamilySearch United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 .
  • Name listed, B. Thomas Johnson, Jr. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Mentioned in "Senate Page Will Return to Austin as Representative," The Shamrock Texan, 9/16/1940, p. 2, crediting the Shamrock Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • United States Army, Technical Sergeant, World War II. "Tech. Sgt. B.T. Johnson received his discharge from the Army in October. He entered service as a private and served in the Southwest Pacific, earning the Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with two battle stars, the Bronze Star, and the Phillippine Liberation ribbon. A member of the 45th and 46th Legislatures, he had practiced [law] ten years before entering the Army in April 1942." "Just Discharged," Volume 9, Issue 1, January 1946, pp. 19, 22. Texas Bar Journal .
  • 45th Legislature (1937) - B.T. Johnson, postoffice Fort Worth, Tarrant County, nativity Texas, age 30 (born circa 1907), lawyer. Texas Legislative Manual .
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